James P. Gorman is chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley. Gorman became CEO in January 2010 and chairman in January 2012. He joined the firm in February 2006 and was named copresident in December 2007.
Before joining Morgan Stanley, Gorman held a succession of executive positions at Merrill Lynch. Prior to this, he was a senior partner of McKinsey & Co. and began his career as an attorney in Melbourne, Australia.
Among his civic activities, Gorman serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, chairman of the Financial Services Forum, and co-chair of the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School and is a member of the Business Council and the Business Roundtable.
He formerly served as president of the Federal Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, co-chairman of the Partnership for New York City, chairman of the Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and co-chairman of the Business Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Gorman, who was born in Australia, earned a BA and a law degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Columbia University.